German Record Clean-Energy Output Beats Fossil Plants, IWR Says

German solar and wind generators with a record 36 gigawatts of combined capacity produced power today, at times exceeding fossil-fired plants, the Muenster-based IWR renewable energy institute said.

Of the 70 gigawatts of peak power capacity needed at mid-day, more than half were wind and solar units, the IWR said today in an e-mailed statement, citing data from power exchange EEX. At times, the clean-energy generators fed more electricity into the German grid than their fossil-fired counterparts, the IWR said.

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